Friday, July 15, 2011

Hoonah crabber fined $1,500 after no contest plea

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Icy Strait
Type: Commercial fish closed waters, unlawful gear storage
On 7/6/11 William Veler, 49, of Hoonah, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Ketchikan Post, for commercial fishing in closed waters and for unlawful storage of Tanner crab gear. Veler was cited after the patrol vessel Enforcer located nine commercial Tanner crab pots in fishing condition in closed waters. On 7/6/11 Veler appeared in Hoonah District Court and pled no contest to commercial fishing in closed waters. He was fined $3,000 with $1,500 suspended.

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